A simple walk home from school and Alyssa found a feather. She promptly stuck it in her hair....as you do. Another 5 minutes later and she saw another and gave that to Harvey.
"Here you go Harvey, we can both be lesbians now!"
Think you mean Indians Alyssa, Indians.
Obviously my little chat with her a while ago hadn't really worked after this classic of a conversation to a friend's baby girl.
Alyssa to baby "You look like a lesbian." very cutely said in a sing-song tone
Erm....Alyssa. Where have you heard that?
"It was on CBeebies"
Erm.......WHAT!? Describe what they said
"Well it began with an L."
.....Ah! You misheard them.They said leprechaun....leprechaun.
That evening we discussed that 'lesbian' isn't really appropriate word to be using to describe little girls. She asked what it meant so I explained it was when two women loved each other.
"Well I love her!...and I love you. We are all lesbians."
Good point. My explanation had flaws in it.
Take 2. Ok, well it's when they really love each other so that they want to be girlfriend and girlfriend or a Mummy and a Mummy.
I had thought she had understood but obviously not. How do other parents deal with these kind of situations? She is only 6 and growing up so fast that I don't want to be bombarding her with explanations of every little word.
I'd love to hear some advice!